A grandmother-of-six who ran off with the father of her daughter’s children has defended the new relationship.
Georgina Aldridge, 44, said ‘these things happen’ after getting with Ryan Shelton, 29, and betraying Jess, 24, according to the Sun.
Her brief comments came after father-of-two Ryan broke his silence yesterday to reveal: ‘I am in love with her and I want the world to know.’
He betrayed his pregnant partner Jess by beginning the affair with Georgina while they were all living together in a family support bubble.
Speaking for the first time, Ryan, who is now living with Georgina, told MailOnline: ‘I don’t care what everyone thinks, I am in love with Georgina and I don’t care who knows about it.’
Jess Aldridge, 24, (middle) with her boyfriend, Ryan Shelton, 29, (right) and Jess’s mother Georgina, 44, who Ryan has run off with just days after Jess gave birth to their son
Jess welcomed her son Reuben into the world via C- section at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on January 28 and posed for this photo with Ryan days before he left her for her mother, 44
Ryan (pictured today at the car parts firm where he works) has defended the relationship, saying that he is in love with Georgina and he wants the world to know
When Jess first confronted her mum over the fling with her boyfriend, she shrugged and said: ‘We can’t help who we fall in love with.’
Jess had returned from hospital with her new son, Reuben, when she realised her boyfriend and her mother had fled together after beginning an affair when they all lived together
He added: ‘Other people’s opinions don’t bother me at all. I know what’s happened.
‘There are two sides to every story and I know the truth behind all this. Not everyone will like what’s happened but it’s none of their business.’
Ryan and Jess moved in with Georgina and her husband, Eric, to the family home in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, as Jess prepared to have their baby.
Within weeks of moving in, Ryan had begun an affair with the grandmother-of-six who he left Jess for two days after Jess came home with his newborn son, Reuben.
Ryan, who works as a car parts salesman added: ‘They know what has gone on here. There’s more to this story than you think but that’s all I want to say.’
Jess told how she felt ‘betrayed’ by Ryan and her own mother as they drank vodka in the kitchen together and flirting while she sat heavily pregnant watching television with her father.
Meanwhile a neighbour who dated Ryan before he met Jess has labelled him a ‘serial womaniser’ and ‘an idiot’.
Ryan’s former girlfriend told a friend that he treated her appallingly, cheating on her before she dumped him for being unfaithful.
She told the friend: ‘He is a serial womaniser.
Georgina’s husband Eric, pictured together, is said to be ‘devastated’ by his wife’s betrayal
Ryan left the family home in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucs, when Jess accused him of the affair
‘He treated me really badly. He is a bloody idiot. When I finally saw sense and told him I didn’t want to see him again, he’d drive round to my house and sit outside for hours at night in his car.’
The family friend told MailOnline that Georgina’s husband, Eric, is ‘devastated’, having only renewed their marriage vows two years ago ‘to show their continued commitment to each other’.
They said that recently Georgina had taken more of an interest in her appearance, wearing short skirts and low-cut tops as she looked like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’.
The 24-year-old (pictured with mother Georgina) said her mother first started flirting with Ryan within weeks of their moving in
When Ms Aldridge confronted her mother, she was told that ‘she couldn’t help who she fell in love with’
‘Georgina must have lost her mind,’ they added. ‘I think she’s been flattered by the attention of Ryan, who is a fairly attractive young man, and she’s let herself be swept off her feet.
‘I’m not in the least bit surprised by Ryan splitting up the family, though. He is a nightmare.’
She added: ‘Poor Jess at that time had no idea. She must be hurting like hell.’